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Bombshell:

  1. A bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact.
  2. Something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational.
  3. An extremely sexually attractive woman.

In Bombshell, we seek to understand the pressures on women's bodies during wartime. We explore how our hyperconsciousness of our own bodies as dancers and women parallels how we keep ourselves in check as social bodies. In projected films, text scribbled and erased on white boards embedded in bomb-belt costumes, and in live movement on stage, we name and erase each other. We posture as the bombshells painted on WWII era planes and in current day magazines. We measure our body parts against one another's. We explode on stage. We partner across space and then intimately on top of each other: metamorphosizing into one large war-torn being constantly exploding and reassembling; dying and reuniting.

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